Renowned British journalist and CNN’s international business correspondent Richard Quest tweeted a photo with Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina yesterday (March 13, 2023). The tweet read: “I am enjoying her own recipe for tea: ginger, cardamon, honey and host of spices.” Read More: Pressures on Sheikh Hasina won’t work: PM The photo was taken in Dhaka during Quest’s visit here. In another tweet with a photo, the anchor of ‘Quest Means Business’ on CNN wrote: “Thank you #bangladesh for warmth and hospitality. This was my first visit to your country: it won’t be my last. You can see my interview with the prime minister on @questCNN next week.” Read More: EC is totally independent to conduct election: PM Hasina
The holy Shab-e-Barat or Barat Night is a religious event for Muslims. Shab-e-Barat is observed as the ‘Night of Forgiveness’ or the ‘Day of Atonement’. This event is celebrated in South Asian, Central Asian, South East Asian, and Middle Eastern Muslim countries. Muslims observe the night of Shab-e-Barat on the 15th night of the month of Sha'ban in worship and pray for salvation. On this holy event, the practice of distributing halwa among neighbours, relatives, and poor people has become a part of the tradition. Let's take a look at 7 delicious halwa recipes for Shab-e-Barat to try at home. 7 Healthy Halwa Recipes for the Holy Shab-e-Barat Carrot Halwa Recipe Ingredients: 1 kg carrots (grated), 2 and a half cups of boiled milk, sugar (as required), ½ tsp cardamom powder, 3 tbsp butter, a few almonds, a few pistachios, a few cashews Method: First, take a pan and butter, and then cook the grated carrots on low heat so that the rawness of the carrots goes away. Continue cooking until the smell changes. Then add the milk and cook as long as the mixture becomes thick. Now add the sugar and when it becomes thick, keep stirring. Add the cardamom powder and finally add the nuts. Transfer the halwa to a dish to set it. When it is cool, serve. Chana Dal Halwa Recipe Ingredients 1 Cup chana dal, 1 cup water, 3 tbsp ghee, 1 tsp saffron, 1 cup sugar, 2 tsp cardamom powder, 1/2 tsp clove powder, 10 pieces almonds, 10 pieces cashew nuts Method: First, wash the chana dal and then soak it in water for two hours. Then cook the soaked chana dal and the water in a pressure cooker for about 10 minutes. Now, heal ghee in a pan and add the chana dal. Cook and stir frequently to make a thick liquid. Add saffron and stir well so that it mixes well. Then add sugar, cardamom powder, clove powder, almond, and cashew nut and remove from the stove when it becomes sticky and smells a good aroma. Garnish with Chopped almonds and serve. Green Pea Halwa Recipe Ingredients : 1 cup chickpeas, 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup ghee, 2 cardamom pods For garnish: 1 teaspoon ghee, 5-6 pistachios ( chopped), 10-12 raisins Method: First, wash the green peas and blend them to have a good puree. Then heat ghee in a pan and then add the peas puree and keep stirring. Cook on low heat for 7-8 minutes. Then add sugar and cardamom powder and continue cooking and stirring until all the extra moisture is absorbed and the halwa becomes non-sticky. Remove the heat. Meanwhile, fry the dry fruits with ghee till fragrant and put them over the halwa for garnishing and then serve.
Orange is one of the most nutritious fruits abundant in the winter season. The nutritious value of this citrus fruit helps to meet up the need for vitamin C in the human body. Vitamin C is beneficial to fight and cure colds and flu. The refreshing flavor of orange satisfies the sweet tooth of people of all ages. So, why not try some orange dessert recipes in your home kitchen? Let’s take a look at 5 orange dessert recipes for children and adults. Nutritional Value and Health Benefits of Orange Nutrition in Oranges: From one medium-sized orange, you will get 60 calories, no sodium, 3 grams of fiber, 12 grams of sugar, 1 gram of protein, 14 micrograms of vitamin A, 70 milligrams of vitamin C, 6% of your daily recommended amount of calcium, 237 milligrams of potassium, 15.4 grams of carbohydrates Health Benefits of Oranges: The vitamin C in oranges helps your body in the following ways: -Minimize cells damage -Collagen is a protein that heals wounds and gives you smoother skin and oranges help your body to make collagen -Helps to fight anemia -Boosts immune system and thus body defense against germs -Minimize vision loss -Protects your body from cancer-causing radicals. Read More: 5 Soups to Soothe a Cold 5 Delectable Orange Dessert Soup Recipes for Bangladeshi Kitchen Orange Olive Oil Baked Donuts Ingredients For the doughnuts 1 cup flour, 1 ¼ teaspoon baking powder, ⅛ teaspoon baking soda, ⅛ teaspoon salt, ¼ cup sugar, ¼ cup olive oil, ½ cup milk, ¼ cup orange juice, One and a half teaspoon vinegar ( apple cider ), 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 orange Ingredients For the frosting 1 cup sugar (natural powdered), 2 tablespoons orange juice Ingredients For decoration 2 slices of orange, 1 tablespoon of sugar Instructions: First, prepare the oven to 350°F and grease a pan with a 6-hole with a little olive oil. Now take a bowl and mix well the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Meanwhile, take another bowl and combine the olive oil, milk, orange juice, apple cider vinegar, vanilla extract, and orange zest. Then mix the wet ingredients into the dry and stir to mix them properly. After then, put a spoonful of batter into the doughnut pan and back for 20 minutes. Let the doughnuts cool and serve. Read More: Yummy Homemade Biscuit Recipes for Snacking Orange Crush Pound Cake Ingredients For The Cake 1 cup shortening, 1/4 cup margarine, 2 3/4 cups granulated sugar, 5 eggs, 3 cups flour, 1 cup Orange Crush orange soda, One teaspoon orange flavoring, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract For the Orange Cream Cheese Frosting 1/4 cup margarine, 1 package cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon orange flavoring. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Instructions: First, preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and grease the bottom of a 10-cup capacity pan with oil. Now beat shortening, margarine, and sugar to make a light and fluffy batter. Then beat the eggs also and mix well. Add flour, the orange flavoring, and vanilla extract and combine. Put a spoonful of batter into each part of the pan and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Wait until the cakes cool and then take them away from the pan. Now prepare the frosting by beating together margarine and cream cheese for about 3 minutes. Then add powdered sugar, orange flavoring, and vanilla. Beat as long as the frosting is smooth and spreadable. Garnish the wark cake with frosting. Read More: 7 Food Delivery Apps for Dhaka Dark Chocolate Orange Slice & Bake Cookies Ingredients 3/4 cup butter, 2/3 cup brown sugar, 1 large egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 2 cups + 2 Tablespoons flour, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 2 Tablespoons orange juice, 8 ounces chocolate InstructionsFirst, prepare the batter by beating the butter, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla extract on high speed. Take another bowl, and whisk the flour, cinnamon, and salt together. Mix the dry and wet ingredients together and combine well as long as there are no lumps. You need to prepare the cookie dough thick and slightly sticky. Increase the speed and beat in the zest, fresh orange juice. Divide the dough into two parts and give each half part into a biscuit shape. Wrap the logs in plastic wrap and chill them in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours. Then bake in the preheated oven to 350°F. For 15 minutes. Read More: 5 Healthy Winter Soup Recipes for Weight Loss Cranberry Orange Bread Pudding Ingredients 5 to 6 cups challah bread, 1/2 cup dried cranberries, 2 teaspoons orange zest, 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 4 tablespoons butter, 3 cups warmed half-and-half, 4 large eggs, 1 cup sugar Instructions: First, prepare the oven to 350 F. and also prepare a 9-inch-square or 11 x 7-inch baking dish with butter. Now take a bowl and mix together the torn bread, cranberries, orange zest, and juice. Meanwhile beat together the vanilla, melted butter, warmed half-and-half, and eggs and pour over the bread mixture. Add sugar and keep the mixture at rest for soaking the bread for about 5 minutes. Pour the batter into the baking dish and bake for 45 to 55 minutes as long as a toothpick come out clean. Read More: 5 Nepali Momo Recipes for Bangladeshi Kitchen Orange Mousse Ingredients 8 ounces cream cheese, ⅔ cup powdered sugar, ¼ cup orange juice, 1 ½ teaspoon orange extract, 2 drops orange food coloring (optional), ⅔ cup whipped cream Ingredients For Topping: 2 cups whipped cream Instructions First, blend the cream cheese and powdered sugar as long as well combined and smooth. Then add orange juice, orange extract, and orange food coloring and mix well. Add ⅔ cup whipped cream. Take a frosting bag with a large tip and fill mousse cups with ¾ cup full. Chill the bag in the refrigerator for about an hour. Do the same process. Orange Olive Oil Baked Donuts, Orange Crush Pound Cake, Dark Chocolate Orange slice bake Cookies, Cranberry Orange Bread Pudding, Orange Mousse. 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The evening is just around the corner and the only thing on our minds is a tasty fried snack just like a crispy and crumbly Samucha or Samosa. Samocha is tasty and nutritious also. Let's take a look at 5 mouthwatering samosa recipes for evening snacking. 5 Delicious Samosa Recipes to Try at Home Chicken Samucha Recipe Ingredients for Samosa Filling: 250 gm chicken mince, 2 tbsp vegetable oil, 2 tbsp fresh coriander leaves finely chopped, 4 green chilies finely chopped, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste, 1/2 tsp black pepper, half tsp red chili crushed, 1/2 tsp all spice powder, salt according to taste Ingredients for Samosa Dough: 2 cups plain flour, 6 tbsp ghee, 1/2 tsp salt, and water as required Method First, make the samucha filling. Take a pan, heat oil, and cook the chicken mince for about 3 -4 minutes. Then add ginger garlic paste with the meat mince and cook as long as it spreads smell. Add salt, black pepper, allspice, and crushed red pepper and minimize the heat. Cook for 10-12 minutes. Add coriander leaves after removing from the heat, mix well and put asides to become cool. In the meantime, prepare the samosa dough. Take a bowl and put flour, ghee, or oil and salt. Mix them well. Then mix water and prepare a hard dough. Rest the dough for 30-40 minutes. Divide the whole dough into 6-8 parts and give them a small saucer size. Fill each samucha with filling give them Samucha shape and then deep fry over medium heat. Enjoy with sauce. Read More: 5 Bonfire Night Recipes to Try this Winter Potato (Aloo) Samucha Recipe Ingredients for Samosa Patti: 3 Cup Maida, Salt To taste, 1 Tsp Cumin, 3 Tbsp Cooking Oil Ingredients for Potato Filling 3 Potatoes (Boiled & Meshed), 2 Tbsp Cooking Oil, 1 Tbsp Cumin (Crushed), Salt To Taste, 1 Tsp Red Chilies Crushed, ½ Tsp Turmeric, Onion 1 (small), 2 Tbsp Fresh Coriander, 2 Green Chilies, ½ Chaat Masal Method First, take a bowl and add maida, salt, cumin, and cooking oil together and mix them well. Make a hard dough by mixing the required water. Take a small dough, roll it out and prepare samucha Patti. Now it is time to prepare the samucha filling. To make samucha filling, heat oil in a pan and add cumin, and coriander, and fry them well. Then add red chili, and turmeric powder and cook for 2 minutes. Add potatoes and cook as long as potatoes become soft. After then add green coriander, green chilies, and chaat masala and the filling is ready. Now, take a samosa Patti and fold it. Now fill it with samosa filling and close the edges using water. Then fry the Samucha and serve with sauce. Read More: Top 10 Most Expensive Foods in the World Egg Samosa Recipe Ingredients 6 egg, 1 cup grated potato, 3 finely chopped green chili, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, salt as required, 4 finely chopped onions,1/2 teaspoon onion seeds, 1 bunch coriander leaves, 300 gm flour, 2 cups oil Method First, to prepare the dough of samucha, mix maida, baking powder, salt, onion seeds, and 1 tsp oil together. Then add water as much as required to make a smooth dough. Rest the dough for 1-2 hours. Now, prepare the filling with the given ingredients. To prepare the filling, take a pan and put oil into the pan. Add the onions and fry them until becomes golden in color. Then add potatoes and carrots, salt, and coriander leaves and cook as long as the potatoes are soft. Now add the eggs to the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes. Put aside. Meantime, prepare the Samucha patti, fill them with the egg mixture and give the Samucha shape. Close the edges by using water. Deep fry all pieces of Samucha, put them in the kitchen tissue, and serve hot with sauce. Read More: 5 Yummy Winter Pitha Recipes for Diabetics Beef Samucha Recipe Ingredients 250g minced beef meat, 500g flour, 1 cup cooking oil, 250g onion slices, 4 pcs green chili mini-slices, 2 teaspoons ginger paste, 2 teaspoons garlic paste, 1 teaspoon red chili powder, ½ teaspoon hot spice powder, 2 tablespoons coriander leaves, 1 teaspoon salt Method First, to cook the filling of samucha, take minced meat, ginger paste, garlic paste, chili powder, hot spice powder, and salt and cook for 3-4 minutes. Then, add one-fourth cup of water, cover, and cook minimizing the heat of the stove. Cook until the meat cook through. Now make the smooth daugh using the ingredients and divide them into small pieces to make them samucha patti. Fill each patti with the meat mixture filling and seal the edges with flour paste. Heat oil in a non-stick pan to fry the samucha. Fry them and serve hot. Read More: 5 Yummy Duck Recipes to Warm Up this Winter Paneer Samosa Recipe Ingredients 125 gm finely chopped paneer, 1/2 medium finely chopped onion, half teaspoon red chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice, 2 pinches powdered salt, 1 cup powdered flour, 1 finely chopped green chili, 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds, 25 gm melted butter, 1 cup sunflower oil Method First, prepare the samosa dough. Take a bowl and put flour, ghee, or oil and salt. Mix them well. Then mix water and prepare a hard dough. Rest the dough for 30-40 minutes. Now, prepare the filling. Take a pan and put oil and cumin seeds and fry it for 30 seconds. After then add the onions, and green chilies and fry for 1-2 minutes. Then add red chili powder, lemon juice, salt, and paneer. Cook them for some time and when done remove them from the pan to a plate. Take samucha dough, divide them into small pieces, roll them out and cut in the center. Fold each part and fill it with the paneer mixture. After that close the edges with flour paste. Finally, deep fry the samuchas and serve hot. Read More: 5 Bangladeshi Winter Recipes Using Date Jaggery Bottom Line Who doesn't love Samucha? The delectable samosa can make your evening family time cozy and enjoyable. You can try our above-mentioned 5 delightful Samucha (Samosa) recipes. However, if you have diabetes, hypertension, or other medical conditions, talk to your dietitian before adding Samosa to your food menu.
During the winter months, the rural households of Bangladesh prepare a bunch of traditional foods. Date Palm Jaggery, locally known as Khejurer Gur is one of the most cherished winter dishes in Bengali culture. It is a natural sweetener produced from the sap of date palm trees. Date Palm Jaggery is healthier than sugar and other kinds of sweeteners. Let’s take a look at 5 delicious recipes prepared by Date Palm Jaggery. Health Benefits of Date Palm Jaggery or Khejurer Gur Palm jaggery is an excellent source of essential nutrients. It is high in iron which helps to increase the hemoglobin level and so it is used for treating anemia. It is enriched with magnesium. Magnesium is a great nutrient that helps in regulating the nervous system. You will also find calcium, phosphorus, and potassium available in date palm jaggery. Date palm jaggery has fiber which helps digestion and bowel movements. Why late? Prepare a cozy recipe with date palm jaggery at home. Check here for the 5 best healthy recipes for date palm jaggery that are lovely for a Bengali kitchen in winter. Read More: 5 Yummy Duck Recipes to Warm Up this Winter 5 Date Palm Jaggery Recipes to Try This Winter Jaggery Tea Jaggery tea is considered a soul-warming drink that is ideal during a winter morning. Add hand-ground spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, and dried ginger with the jaggery tea to add a refreshing flavor to this drink. Ingredients 1 tbsp chopped palm jaggery, 2 tbsp black tea, 2 cardamoms pods, 2 stick cinnamon, ¼ tsp grated fresh ginger, Milk to taste Method First, take 2 or 3 cups or according to your need a pot. Add cardamom, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt, and bring to a boil. Let the mixture boil for 5 minutes. Add jaggery and tea leaves to a teapot and boil for another 1 minute. Then strain the prepared tea mixture. Add milk if you like. Serve hot. Read More: 5 Bonfire Night Recipes to Try this Winter Gurer Sandesh Of course, you will like gurer sandesh (shondesh) which is a light delicacy from Bengal made with curdled milk. Ingredients 8 cups milk, ¼ cup Gur (jaggery), ¼ cup lemon juice, 10 pistachios, blanched and chopped Method First, let the milk boil well in a deep, thick bottomed, pot. Then add the lemon juice with boiled milk and continue stirring until the milk curdles. Now, strain and instantly. Wah the 'chhana' in cool water. After that take the chhana in a piece of cotton cloth and squeeze as long as all the water is drained out. Read More: Top 10 Most Expensive Foods in the World Blend the chhana well with the heel of your hand. Add jaggery and rub again well. Then cook in a non-stick pan. Make sure you cook it on medium heat for 7-8 minutes. After 8 minutes remove from heat. Divide into 10-12 equal portions. Give them your choice able shape and place pistachio on each one when cooled. Jaggery Malpua Who doesn’t love malpua? If it is a malpua made with jaggery, surely everyone will love it. Read More: 5 Yummy Winter Pitha Recipes for Diabetics Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 cup jaggery, one cup mawa, 1 pinch of saffron, 1 cup milk, 1/8 tsp green cardamoms powder, 5-6 tbsp ghee, 2 tbsp chopped mixed nuts Method First, 1 cup of water in a pot and heat it. Then add jaggery with the water, stir and mix well. Cook the mixture as long as the jaggery melts well. When the jaggery is mixed well, remove the pot from heat and strain the mixture in a bowl. Wait some time to cool it down. When it is cool, add mawa, saffron, mixed nuts, and flour to the bowl. Mix together all the things. Then add milk and mix well. Now, take ghee in another non-stick pan and heat it. Take a spoon and pour a spoonful of batter in it, and shallow-fry till golden. Read More: Having Snacks while Watching Sports: 10 yummy, nutritious, easy recipes Jaggery Gulgula Once upon a time, this recipe was very famous, especially in the village market and roadside restaurants. Nowadays, it is available but you can prepare this traditional and excellent recipe to wow your family. Ingredients 250g jaggery, 2 cups atta, Water, as needed, 3 tbsp ghee, ¼ tsp salt, ½ tsp baking powder, ½ cup finely cut dry coconut pieces, ¼ cup chopped cashew, ¼ tsp fennel seeds, Oil for deep frying Method First, take a large bowl and mix well-grated jaggery and warm water. Make sure you prepare a smooth, non-lumpy paste. Then take another bowl and put atta, ghee, salt, and baking powder into the bowl. Mix all the ingredients well and then add the jaggery water. Make a thick batter. Finally, add coconut, and cashews to this batter. Read More: Top Instagrammable rooftop restaurants in Banani Put a pan into the stove and heat the oil. Give the mixture pakora shape and fry until the gulgulas turn a golden brown color. Serve warm. Khejur Gur er Paayesh Ingredients 1 Litre milk full fat, 1/3 Cup Basmati Rice, 2 - 3 tbsps sugar, 2 bay leaves, 1/2 tsp cardamom powder, Gur Date Palm Jaggery, 2 tbsps cashews raisins Method First, take a deep pan and heat the milk. Add the bay leaves. Then add the washed rice to the milk. Continue stirring so that the kheer doesn’t burn as it thickens. Add the cardamom powder. Keep cooking until the rice becomes soft. When the rice becomes soft, add sugar and let it boil. Read More: 5 Simple One-Skillet Dinner Recipes for Busy Bachelors Stirring continuously in low heat. Put off the heat when the Paayesh has thickened for the consistency you require and like. Don't add gur when the paayesh is very hot. Add the gut after some time and mix properly. You will get divine smelling. Finally, add the cashews and raisins and serve. Bottom Lime Date Palm Jaggery is always traditional and loved by all Bengalis. However, if you can get fresh and pure date palm jaggery, you will be able to prepare tasty, healthy, and nutritious various recipes at home to enjoy with your family. However, diabetic patients should consult with doctors before taking these sweet foods. As the winter season has arrived, you can prepare the above-mentioned 5 yummy date palm jaggery recipes for you and your adorable family. Read More: 5 Delicious Winter Picnic Recipes
What makes the winter season more amazing is the evening parties, especially Bonfires. Besides fun games, music, dance, and chats, exciting foods can make a party joyous. To arrange a cozy and fun bonfire night you can make a comforting food menu. Let’s take a look at some yummy meals for bonfire nights. Top 5 Recipes for Winter Bonfire Nights Grilled Mutton Chop Recipe Ingredients: Mutton Chops 1/2 Kg, Yogurt 1/2 Cup, Lemon Juice 2 tbsp, Ginger Garlic Paste 1 tbsp, Salt 1/2 tsp, Black Pepper Powder 1/2 tsp, Coriander Powder 1 tsp, Kashmiri Chilli Powder 1 tsp, Chilli Flakes 1 tsp Method: Take a bowl and add Yogurt, Lemon Juice, Ginger Garlic Paste, Salt, Black Pepper Powder, Coriander Powder, Kashmiri Chilli Powder, and Chilli Flakes and mix it well. Now put Mutton Chops and marinate them for 3 hours. After 3 hours take a grill pan and grease it with oil and preheat it and then place mutton chops and grill them from both sides. Serve with sauce. Read More: 5 Delicious Winter Picnic Recipes Honey-mustard Hot Dog Recipe You and all the members of your family will like this amazing recipe. These honey mustard hot dogs are tasty, fluffy on the inside, and crunchy on the outside. Ingredients: 2 large potatoes, 1 tbsp oil, 1 tsp paprika, 1 onion (thickly sliced), 1 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp grainy mustard, 2 frankfurter sausages, 2 hot dog rolls For the apple slaw 1 cucumber (deseeded and cut into matchsticks), 1/2 green apple (cored and cut into matchsticks), 100g white cabbage (shredded), 2 tbsp yogurt, 2 tbsp salad cream Method: First, prepare the oven fan at 180°C. Season and toss the potatoes, half the oil, and the paprika, and roast them well. Roast for 35-40 minutes or as long as they become crisp. Take a baking dish and mix the onion with the honey, remaining oil, and mustard. Transfer the dish to the oven as soon as the wedges have 20 minutes left to cook or until the onions become soft and golden. Meanwhile, to prepare the apple slaw, mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl and set them aside. After the potatoes and onions are almost done, cook the sausages. To cook sausages follow the instructions given on the packet. Finally, put a sausage and some onions into each bun and serve with the wedges and apple slaw. Read More: 5 Winter Vegetable Curry Recipes for Children Chocolate apples To prepare this recipe you can use your favorite chocolate; dark milk or white. This is perfect to make with children close to bonfire night or anytime. Besides, this dark chocolate recipe with apples is great to suppress allergies reduce the risk of heart attacks. Reduces the risk of particular cancers and minimizes the risk of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. It betters lung function also. Ingredients: 10 small apples, ½ cup roasted peanuts ( chopped ), ½ cup candy-coated milk (chocolate candies), 2 pounds semisweet chocolate (chopped) Method: First, insert wooden craft sticks into the cores of the apples at the stem. Then, take the roasted peanuts and candies on separate plates and set them aside. Put the chocolate into a glass bowl and set over a pan of barely simmering water. Stir all the time as long as melted the chocolate. Next, quickly dip apples into the melted chocolate and turn to coat completely. After that sink in candy or nuts and then place them on a sheet of waxed paper. Repeat the process with the remaining apples. Keep the apples at room temperature so that the chocolate is firm, for about 20 minutes. Now, Serve. Read More: 5 Simple One-Skillet Dinner Recipes for Busy Bachelors Shammi Kebab Recipe If you love succulent and spicy kebabs, you have to try this easy Shami Kabab recipe. This mutton Shami kabab recipe will become your and your family’s favorite. Ingredients: 500 gm chopped into cubes mutton, 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds, 1/4 teaspoon powdered green cardamom, 1/2 tablespoon sliced garlic, 10 cardamom- green, salt as required, 1 boiled egg, 4 tablespoons chana dal, 1/4 teaspoon spice black pepper, 2 tablespoons red chili powder, 1/2 tablespoon sliced ginger, 1/2 tablespoon clove, 1 tablespoon garam masala powder, water as required For Filling 2 medium finely chopped onion, 2 small finely chopped green chili, 1 handful finely chopped coriander leaves Method: First, to boil the mutton and other ingredients take a pan and add the mutton, water, red chili powder, cumin seeds, black pepper, green cardamom powder, chana dal, garlic, ginger, cardamom pods, clove, and salt. Make sure you cover the lid. Boil the mixture. Then minimize the heat and continue to cook as long as the meat turns tender. Now, prepare the mutton mixture & kebab stuffing and when it is ready remove the pan from heat and keep aside to cool. Then grind this mixture to a paste and add a tablespoon of garam masala and mashed egg to the paste. Next, prepare the stuffing of chopped onion, coriander leaves, and green chilies, and adjust the salt. It is time to shape kebabs. Shape the kebabs with the mutton mixture and stuff the kebabs with onion and coriander mixture. Once the shape is done fry them in a pan over a high flame. Fry them till they turn brown and serve hot with green chutney and vinegar onion rings. Read More: 10 Delicious Chicken Snacks Recipes to Try at Home for Children, Adults Toffee apple bread & butter pudding Ingredients: 3 apples, juice 1/2 lemon, 4 tbsp sugar, 397g can caramel, 6 finger rolls, 3 eggs, 400ml full-fat milk, 200ml double cream, 1 tsp vanilla extract ice cream (to serve) Method: First, slice the apples into rings about as thick as a 50p piece. Then season and toss the apple slices with the lemon juice and 2 tbsp sugar. Next, sprinkle about 2 /3 of the caramel over the base of a large baking dish. Now, layer the rolls and apple rings in the dish in overlapping lines. Spread leftover caramel here and there on the mixture. Meanwhile, take a jug and whisk the eggs, milk, cream, vanilla extract, and 1 tbsp sugar. Flow the mixture over the rolls and apples then wrap in cling film. Let them set for 30 mins or keep them in the fridge for the whole night. Prepare the oven to 170C and bake for 45-50 mins as long as the top is golden and the custard has set. Serve with vanilla ice cream. Read More: Having Snacks while Watching Sports: 10 yummy, nutritious, easy recipes Bottom Line Many of us enjoy winter Bonfire parties with friends and families. So far, we have discussed the 5 best warm meal recipes for Bonfire nights. These comforting foods can entertain guests outdoors.
Who doesn’t love spending a day in nature away from the din and bustle of the city? Picnic is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the outdoors along with friends and family. Winter is the best season to go for a picnic as the temperature drops this time. Yummy foods and drinks can make a picnic much more enjoyable. Let’s take a look at some delectable winter picnic menu ideas for an amazing outdoor feast. 5 Recipes for a Cozy Winter Picnic Beef burger An easy homemade beef burger can be the perfect, healthy breakfast item for your winter picnic. Ingredients: ½ tbsp olive oil, 1 onion (peeled and finely chopped), 500g pack Beef Steak Mince, 1 tsp mixed dried herbs, 1 egg, beaten, 4 slices Cheddar, 4 white rolls, few lettuce leaves, torn, 1 tomato (sliced), ketchup Directions: First, heat the olive oil and add the onion and fry until softened and starting to turn golden. Set the onions aside. Take a large bowl and mix the beef mince with the herbs and the egg. Add the onions to the mixture and mix well. Then divide the mixture into 4 parts and give them patties shape. Griddle the burgers for 5-6 minutes on each side. Make sure you lay a slice of cheese on top to melt slightly while the second side is cooking. Then lightly toast the cut-sides of the buns and fill with the lettuce, burgers, and tomato slices. Serve warm with sauce. Read Picnic Spots near Dhaka City for Short Break Beef Biriyani Enjoy your winter picnic lunch with healthy and tasty beef biryani. Ingredients: Beef: 250 g, Basmati Rice: 56 g, Crispy Shallots: 7 g, Cilantro: 1 tbsp, Garlic Puree: 28 g, Raisins: 2 tbsp, Curry Paste: 1 tbsp, Yogurt: 113 g, Green Peas: 56 g, Baby Spinach:1 piece Instructions: First, boil 1 ¼ cups water and then add washed rice, raisins, and 1/8 tsp salt to the boiling water. Reduce the heat to low. You need to cover the pot. Cook as long as the rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, approximately for 12-14 mins. Then, remove the pot from the oven and set it aside. However, you do cover the pot. Take another non-stick pan and cook the beef over medium-high heat for3-4 mins. Now add the garlic puree and stirring often, until fragrant, 30 sec. Now add mild curry paste, peas, and 1/3 cup water. Reduce heat to medium-low, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens slightly, 5-6 min. Now, add cilantro, yogurt, and 1/4 tsp sugar. Finally, add rice, spinach, and half the crispy shallots to the pan with beef and cook for 1-2 min. Read 5 Winter Vegetable Curry Recipes for Children. Pineapple & Vanilla Yogurt Smoothie Who doesn’t love drinks, smoothies, cocktails, etc? The best pineapple smoothie is made with delicious yogurt and milk. You can also prepare it at home easily with handy ingredients and can blend your way to a bright picnic afternoon. Ingredients: 2 cups pineapple chunks, 1 cup vanilla yogurt, One cup fresh raspberries, 1/2 cup chopped dates or raisins, 1 cup sliced ripe banana, 1/4 cup sliced almonds Instructions: First, peel off the pineapple and cut it into small pieces. Wash raspberries and dates or raisins and cut them into pieces. Soak almonds for 20 minutes and then make their pieces. Peel off the bananas and slice them. Then take glasses or serving dishes, and layer the pineapple, yogurt, raspberries, dates, and banana. Sprinkle with almonds. Serve immediately. Read Top Instagrammable rooftop restaurants in Banani Egg Pakora Egg pakora is an amazingly delicious snack recipe that you can make for your loved ones on occasions like picnics. It is an easy-to-make dish that can prepare with simple ingredients. It is for you and your family if you are egg lovers. Eggs are rich in protein and so you can choose this delectable dish for breakfasts and snacks. Ingredients: 2 eggs ( boiled), 2 cups Potato (boiled and mashed), 1 tsp Coriander powder, 1/2 tsp Red chili powder, half tsp Garlic chopped, 1/2 tsp Ginger (chopped), 3 tbsp Onion (chopped), 1tbsp coriander leaves, Oil for frying, 1 cup Bread crumbs, One cup Gram flour (Besan), 1 pinch Sugar Instructions: First, heat the oil and add chopped garlic, ginger, and green chili. Fry as long as fragrant. Then, add chopped onions and cook till glassy. Next, add the potato and other ingredients. Cook for 3-4 minutes and then add coriander leaves. Mix well and now your cover is ready. Now cut the boiled eggs into halves and cover them with potato. Now dip each ball first in the batter and then coat it with bread crumbs. Finally, deep fry and serve hot with ketchup, and mustard sauce. Read 5 Simple One-Skillet Dinner Recipes for Busy Bachelors Chicken (Morag) Polao Almost everyone enjoys Morag polao. So, Morag polao can be your perfect choice for a picnic dinner. Ingredients: ½ cup cooking oil, 1 medium onion, 2 bay leaves, 3 cardamoms, 5 cloves, ½ tsp pepper, 2 small cinnamons, 1 ½ tbsp garlic paste, one and a half tbsp ginger paste, 5-6 green chilies, 1 tbsp raisins, ¾ cup milk (powder milk), total 6 cups hot water, ½ tsp saffron, 8 chicken pieces, 1 ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp red chili, 2 tsp kewra water, ½ tsp cardamom powder, 2 tsp salt, 1 tsp sugar, 1 ½ tbsp ghee, 4 cups-soaked rice, ½ tsp saffron, Instructions: First, fry the onions to make them golden brown in color. Set aside and add bay leaves, cardamoms, cloves, pepper, cinnamons, garlic paste, ginger paste, and cashew paste, and fry them for 1 ½ min. Add a splash of water as needed. Then add green chilies, raisins, milk, and saffron water, chicken pieces, salt, red chili, and cook for 20 minutes. Mix in kewra water and cardamom powder. Now put aside the chicken pieces and add hot water, salt, sugar, ghee, and soaked rice. Cook for 5-6 mins and then add the chicken pieces back into the pot. Cover with a lid and cook for 25 minutes on low heat. Finally, garnish with fried onions. Read 12 foods that shouldn’t be given to babies and children Bottom Line Picnic is always fun for people of all ages. A picnic day can become more joyous when the participants are served mouth-watering foods and drinks throughout the day. Try our 5 delightful cozy winter picnic recipes to treat the participants from breakfast to dinner.
During the winter season, various colourful and nutritious vegetables become abundant in Bangladesh. These vegetables are amazingly healthy and beneficial for children’s health. Usually, children are reluctant to eat vegetables. However, you can prepare mouth-watering dishes for your lovely child with winter vegetables. We are here with 5 kid-special yummy winter vegetable curry recipes that you can try at home. 5 Delicious Winter Vegetable Curries for Children Winter Vegetable Fruity Curry This winter vegetable fruity curry is easy to cook at home and it tastes absolutely delicious and healthy. You can prepare it with different vegetables that your children love. Therefore, you need to choose nutritious vegetables. Ingredients: 750g of mixed winter vegetables including carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, Brussel sprouts, potatoes, squash, pumpkin, cabbage, 1 medium or small onion, 1 large apple (cooking apple), 2 large bananas, 2 tomatoes, 2 tsp vegetable oil, 50g plain flour, 2 tsp curry powder, and 500ml reduced-salt vegetable stock. Method: First, wash and clean all vegetables well and cut them all into medium size pieces. Cook the mixed winter vegetables. Meanwhile, chop the onion, apple, and tomato nicely. Slice the bananas into small pieces also. Take a large non-stick saucepan, put oil and add the fruits into the pan. Fry all vegetables and fruits on low heat for 5 to 6 minutes. Now add the flour and curry powder and stir well and stir in the stock. Cover the pan on low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the previously cooked mixed vegetables and stir well. Serve warm with rice or roti. Read 5 Simple One-Skillet Dinner Recipes for Busy Bachelors Chicken & sweet potato curry This is an aromatic and dairy-free curry. It contains chicken which provides not only protein but fibre also to keep your children feeling full longer. Ingredients 1 tbsp sunflower oil or usual oil, 1 onion (chopped), 450g chicken thigh (boneless, skinless), 165g korma paste, 2 garlic cloves (crushed), 500g sweet potato, 400g chopped tomato, 100g baby spinach. Method First, clean the chicken and cut it into bite-size pieces. Then peel the sweet potatoes and clean them. Cut them into small pieces. Heat the oil in a pan and then add the onion to the pan. Fry the onion over low heat for about 5 mins. Then add the chicken pieces, increase the heat and fry them until they become brown. Add curry paste and garlic and cook for 2 mins. Now add 100ml water, the sweet potato pieces, and chopped tomatoes. Cover and cook for 20-25 mins or as long as the chicken is cooked through and the sweet potato is tender. Now add a splash of more water if necessary. Add the spinach and stir well. Remove the pan from the heat and continue stirring until the spinach has become softened. Serve with rice. Read 12 foods that shouldn’t be given to babies and children Pumpkin curry with chickpeas This recipe is easy and simple to prepare. It is a delectable and nutritious food for your kids in the cold season. A fragrant veggie curry made featuring warming spices, fresh veggies, and chickpeas. Ingredients 1 tbsp oil, 3 tbsp curry paste, 2 onions (finely chopped), 1 tbsp mustard seed, 1 piece pumpkin (about 1kg), 250ml vegetable stock, 400ml can reduced-fat coconut milk, 400g can chickpea (drained and rinsed), large handful mint leaves. Method First, peel off the pumpkin and wash well. Then cut the pumpkin into pieces. Heat the oil in the pan and fry the curry paste with the onions and mustard seed for 2-3 mins as long as it spread fragrant. Add the pumpkin to the pan. Then add the stock and coconut milk. Bring everything to a boil and then the chickpeas. Cook for about 10 mins or until the pumpkin becomes tender. Serve with plain rice or roti. Read Top brain foods for studying and exams Cauliflower, squash, coconut & lentil curry Do your kid like coconut? When you have nutritious winter vegetables like cauliflower, squash and lentil, you can make a delightful curry with these veggies along with coconut. Ingredients 1 tbsp oil, 1 onion (chopped), 1 tbsp garam masala, 1 tbsp turmeric, 200g red lentils, 400ml can coconut milk, small bunch coriander (chopped), cooked wholegrain rice (to serve), and coconut yogurt (dairy free). For the roast cauliflower & squash base 1 cauliflower, ½ large squash (cut into cubes), 1 tbsp oil Method First, for the base prepare the oven to 180C/160C fan. Then, season the cauliflower and squash with oil and then spread them on an oven tray. Roast them for about 25 mins or as long as they become tender. You can also prepare the base earlier and store it in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to a month. Now, heat oil in a pan add the onion, and cook until the onions become soft and brown. Now add the spices and cook for 2 to 3 mins. Then add the lentils, coconut milk, and 200ml water and bring to a boil. Cook the mixture for about 20 mins. After that add the roast veg and cook for a further 10 mins. Add a little water if necessary. Add the coriander. Mix well and remove from the simmer. Serve with rice and yogurt. Read Top Instagrammable rooftop restaurants in Banani Mixed Vegetable Curry Recipe During the winter season various colourful and nutritious veggies are available in the market. Using several types of vegetables you can prepare a mixed vegetable curry. Your child will also like it. Ingredients 1.2 kilos mixed cold weather vegetables including carrots, potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, etc., 2 tablespoons cooking oil 1 medium onion (finely sliced), 1 teaspoon salt, a "thumb" of fresh ginger, 4 cloves, 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 400 ml coconut milk, freshly ground black pepper, basmati rice. Instructions First, wash and cut the vegetables into small cubes. Heat the oil and add the onions and salt, and cook for 3 minutes. Make sure you stir frequently. Cook the onions as long as it becomes softened. Then add the ginger, cloves, and cinnamon, and cook for another 1 minute. Now, add the vegetables, two-thirds of the coconut milk, and 120 ml water. Cover the pot. Bring the mixture to a boil. Minimize the heat and cook for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally. Add the remaining coconut milk, cook for another 2 minutes and sprinkle with black pepper. Now it is ready. Serve with basmati rice and chutney. Read Health Benefits of Nigella Seeds (Kalijira) Bottom Line So far, we have shared 5 recipes for winter vegetable curries for children. The adult family members will enjoy these recipes too. The taste, colour, and flavour of the food may change depending on cooking style and skills. You can customize the ingredients depending on the precise choice of your children.
Winter is all about delectable seasonal foods. Achar is a winter favorite that brings back memories for everyone. Many people have fond childhood recollections of lounging in the winter sun with their grandmothers and grandfathers while they tended to their many boxes of pickles. Within minutes, the aroma of these tantric achar jars had filled the entire home. Everyone adores this winter special achar so much that the prospect of a zingy and tart radish, ginger, and carrot pickle makes them swoon. Now that winter has arrived, it would be fun to put together a list of grandma-approved winter achar to use in the winter recipes. 7 Delicious Winter Pickles to Try at Home Here is a list of 7 such achar recipes to spice up this winter. Ginger Achar This is a simple ginger pickle that can be made in small amounts or in large batches to keep for longer. This achar can be made in less than 15 minutes with just four important ingredients: ginger, lemon, green chilies, and salt. Grate one full ginger root and place it in a mixing dish. Mix in a pinch of salt, a squeeze of lemon, and some chopped green chilies. Refrigerate it once the color turns pink and serve it with any meal. Read Delicious Winter Pithas in Bangladesh: Where Savory, and Innovation Meets Tradition Lemon Achar This zesty pickle pairs beautifully with rice and roti. In this recipe, the inclusion of roasted and ground mustard enhances the flavor even more. Lemons should be washed and dried before being sliced into small pieces as shown. Put them in a clean basin or container. Include the juices as well. Season with salt. Dry roast fenugreek and red chilies one at a time in a pan. Place in a blender and process until finely powdered.
The festival of Durga Puja brings family and friends together in a harmonious union of joy, laughter, and happiness. One of the major festivities of Durga Puja is relishing the scrumptious vegetarian food. The love that Bengalis hold for food gets translated impeccably during this time through the myriads of colorful dishes they bring to the table. With the ongoing Durga Puja, let’s take a look at 10 popular Bengali dishes which are delicious, vegetarian, and absolutely easy to prepare. Top 10 Delicious Vegetarian Recipes for Durga Puja Aloo Posto A creamy Aloo Posto is one of those staple dishes that is hard to miss during Durga Puja. A combination of some simple ingredients like diced potatoes, poppy seeds, mustard oil, turmeric powder, and some green chilies yields a mouth-watering dish that leaves a mark on the taste buds. To cook this savory dish, grind some poppy seeds after soaking it for 2 hours, fry the diced potatoes with green chilies in some mustard oil, add some turmeric powder and water and then bring it to a simmer by closing the lid. It is really as easy and tasty as it sounds. Read Togur: The Molasses Made from Watermelon Juice in Bangladesh Bengali Khichuri The magical blend of rice, dal, and vegetables has been a favorite of Bengalis for years and Durga Puja feels incomplete without it. The traditional Bengali Khichuri has a soft and mushy texture that melts almost immediately in the mouth. Create this dish by roasting some moong dal on a pan, cool and wash it with some rice, sauté some bay leaves, cardamom, cumin seeds, clove, ginger paste, turmeric paste, onion, and tomato, add the rice and daal with the sautéed items and then boil it with water. When the khichuri is bubbling, cook it for a good 30- 35 minutes in low heat. Adding the desired vegetables at the end will result in a steaming blend of unforgettable khichuri. Read Yummy sweets for Durga Puja: Traditional Bengali desserts to try in the great religious festival Mochar Chop This gastronomical delicacy is a must-have on all occasions for Bengalis. This hassle-free dish is easy to make and takes about 15 minutes to prepare. Mocha refers to banana flowers which is the main ingredient for this dish. The process is as simple as blending the stir-fried mocha with some potatoes, molding them in small round shapes, dipping them in bread crumbs, and then deep-frying it in hot oil. The end result should be some unforgettable crunchy flavorful croquettes. Read Trans Fats: Facts You Need to Know Ghugni Ghugni is a wonderful blast of flavors in the mouth with its mash of boiled yellow peas, potatoes, and all sorts of spices. To prepare this, soak some yellow peas overnight, boil it the next day, cook some ginger and chili paste, garlic paste, and potatoes on a pan, add cumin powder, coriander powder, red chili powder to the pan, and finally let the whole mixture simmer in low heat with the boiled yellow peas to produce some delectable Ghugni to spice up the Durga Puja feast. Read Dark Chocolate: Health Benefits, Nutrition, Side Effects Chanar Korma Chanar Korma, a variation of chanar dalna, is yet another favorite of Bengalis for Durga Puja. Chanas are purely vegetarian as they are cottage cheese nuggets made out of curdled milk. These chanas are cooked in whipped yogurt with a mixture of coconut paste, cashew nut paste, peas, and some spices to add more flavors to the dish. This dish requires no onion or garlic and itself becomes a great side dish with plain polao, khichuri, or puri. Beguni A well- known easy to cook recipe for Durga Puja is deep-fried slices of battered eggplants which is referred to as Beguni. It takes about 12 minutes to prepare and is a go-to snack for most families during this festival season. This dish requires some long and thin slices of brinjal, coated with a batter of gram flour, red chili powder, salt, and sesame seeds, and then deep-fried in a pan of hot oil until it is light and crispy. Read Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Fish Oil: Natural Sources, Benefits, Risks Dal Puri Dal Puri is deep-fried bread mixed with lentils. It is a largely popular dish for Durga Puja as it offers a fantastic color, taste, and a combo of flavors in each bite taken. Dal Puris can be made by slightly cooking the lentils with red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, garlic, green chili, and onion and grinding everything into a paste, kneading and rolling some dough and stuffing it with the paste, and then finally deep frying the puris until they serve a crisp golden texture. Read Panta Bhat: The Amazing Health Benefits of Water Rice Shorshe Begun What are Bengalis without their love for eggplants dipped in some tangy mustard paste? This signature Bengali dish known as Shorshe Begun is cooked with some sliced eggplants which are marinated in flavorful spices and then shallow fried for some time. After frying, it is then dipped in mustard paste and cooked with tomatoes and cilantros until the fragrance of the mustard becomes too hard to miss. This curry is preferred in most households as it takes a very short time to prepare and the concoction of flavors goes really well with rice, bread and puris. Read Avocado: Is it overrated? Know the benefits, alternatives Vegetable Chorchori This iconic dry vegetable curry is known for its mixed flavors and unparalleled consistency which fills the heart with warmth and content. This char flavored dish can be made with a variety of vegetables like potatoes, cauliflower, pumpkin, long beans, eggplants, radish, ridge gourd, etc. To cook this dry curry, all the chopped vegetables are first sauteed with turmeric and mustard paste. Once the vegetables have been cooked in a low simmer, in another wok, splutter panch phoron, asafoetida, and slit green chilies. Adding the vegetables to the spices, mix them well together. The vegetables are cooked in a high flame till all the moisture has evaporated and they look dry. Read How to Eat Red Meat Without Jeopardizing Your Health Finally, they are ready to be served with some garnish such as coriander. The aroma coming out of the dish itself is enough to instill a sense of celebration among everyone. Sweet Tomato Chutney This tangy and sweet delicacy is a must-try for Durga Puja as it complements most of the other dishes mentioned above. It is really easy to make and goes with a lot of dishes because it enhances the taste with its tanginess. This condiment is cooked with chopped tomatoes, jaggery, cashew, raisins, and panch phoron. The redness of this chutney is a treat to the eyes as it is to the appetite. Bottom Line So far, we have discussed 10 yummy vegetarian recipes. The ingredients and cooking process can be customized depending on personal preferences. These Bengali vegetarian dishes are bound to add to the celebrations of Durga Puja with their comforting explosion of flavors and colors. Read Sweet Danger of Sugar: know the side effects of consuming too much sugar